US DoD approves BB10 and Samsung Knox

The US Department of Defense has confirmed that they have approved the use of devices running the BlackBerry 10 operating system and the BlackBerry PlayBook with BlackBerry Enterprise Service 10 on their network.



But BlackBerry 10 is not the only platform approved by the DoD. Samsung's Knox software has also been approved, so any device running this software becomes eligible. For those who aren't aware, Samsung Knox creates a separate, secure environment on your phone for your work data, which can be deployed and managed by your IT department. This means you can continue using your existing phone and your personal and work environment can exist separately on a single device.

Apple's iOS is also said to be in the running but so far it hasn't been approved yet. According to The Verge, the DoD has a few outstanding questions about the operating system but it is expected that it will get approved some time in the next two weeks. Meanwhile, the DoD is also reviewing several other devices and operating systems.

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US DoD approves BB10 and Samsung Knox - reader comments

  • abonides

Nobody cares about DOD BS, this Knox bootloader will kill development by outside sources.So long Samsung Im off to a development friendly manufacturer.The GS days were good but this wall of Knox and unlockable bootloaders has for me devastated the le...

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  • 2013-10-05 21:05
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  • Samsung fanboy

Good work samsung

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  • 2013-05-04 19:48
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  • Enemyofthestate

Has any one ever seen enemy of the state.. See bb is the reason how government keep tracks of all businessmens things.. N its the reason why the ones with "side" business use feature phones for the purpose ! Hell i'm not buying any Samsung ...

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  • 2013-05-04 04:25
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